Some details about entering the NINA contest

By now submitting entries to NINA's annual news competition via our online database system has become routine for most members. However, some minor details are hanging people up. Here are some finer points to consider while registering: You must register before trying to log in. Don't go to the login screen thinking you can create …

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Four categories added for annual competition

We are pleased to announce NINA’s 2017 newspaper competition and invite your participation. We have added four categories this year: Best Election Coverage, Best Multi-Cultural/Immigration Coverage, Best Use of Humor and Best Meeting Coverage. Also, the categories we introduced last year are back: Best Niche Publication, Best Watchdog Reporting, Best Use of Social Media by an …

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NINA Board names 2017 officers

The Northern Illinois Newspaper Association Board has named its 2017 officers. Jay Dickerson with the Galena Gazette is president. Wally Haas with the Rockford Register Star is first vice president. Tammie Sloup with The Times of Ottawa is second vice president. Jim Slonoff with The Hinsdalean is treasurer. Roger Ruthhart with The Dispatch/Rock Island Argus …

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Galena Gazette, Moline Dispatch win sweepstakes

DeKALB — The Northern Illinois Newspaper Association presented awards to regional newspapers Thursday at its annual banquet at Northern Illinois University. The Moline Dispatch won the sweepstakes for the daily category, and the Galena Gazette won the sweepstakes for the nondaily category. Both newspapers won the sweepstakes in their respective division in 2015 as well. …

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Register now for annual awards banquet

Please join Northern Illinois journalists Thursday, Oct. 20, for Northern Illinois Newspaper Association's annual Fall Banquet. The special evening will include dinner, drinks, networking, awards ceremony and keynote speaker  Dann Gire, film critic for the Daily Herald. We hope to see you there! Register online or call Shelley Hendricks at 815-753-4239. REGISTER BY OCT. 7! …

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Candidate coverage and more discussed during ‘Tales From the Trail’ program in DeKalb

By KATHY BALCAZAR - kbalcazar@shawmedia.com DEKALB – The Northern Illinois Newspaper Association hosted its annual spring training program June 16 at the Northern Illinois University Campus Life Building in DeKalb. "Tales From the Trail" was the title of the program, which examined how the media covers elections. The event was broken down into three sections: …

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NINA kicks off annual contest with new categories

The Northern Illinois Newspaper Association is accepting entries for its annual news competition, which this year includes four new categories. Contest organizers have added categories for Best Niche Publication, Best Watchdog Reporting, Best Use of Social Media by an Individual and Best Use of Social Media. Although no categories have been eliminated, the submission information …

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